Overview

PKF is the 12th largest accountancy brand and the 12th largest audit practice in the UK. We are also an active member of PKF Global, an international network of legally independent accounting firms that gives us an on the ground presence in 150 countries around the world with access to more than 20,000 people across 440 offices globally.

We provide a full range of audit, accountancy, tax and advisory services, and are experts at simplifying complexity. We are particularly well-known for working with complex clients with challenging issues in fast-moving and highly technical areas, such as the insurance industry, the global capital markets and the not for profit sector. Our aim is to understand people, the organisations they run, and what matters to them, so we can simplify complexity and help them achieve their ambitions.

Introduction to the Division

Tax

Our tax service line covers five key areas: Corporate Tax, Human Capital, Indirect Tax, Private Clients and Tax Disputes. The team has grown significantly in recent years and has ambitious plans for the future.

We work across all sectors, with specialisms in insurance, property, technology, international businesses, high net worth individuals and globally mobile individuals.

Responsibilities

The primary role will be to  provide advice to clients and other departments within the firm on VAT and other indirect taxes (eg Insurance Premium Tax).  Duties and responsibilities will include, among others:

  • Preparation and filing of VAT registration applications and VAT returns
  • Liaising with clients in writing, by phone and in face-to-face meetings (together with other members of the Indirect Tax team) to obtain key relevant facts and information
  • Liaising with HM Revenue and Customs, barristers and clients’ legal advisers in respect of clients’ Indirect Tax affairs
  • Reviewing Indirect Tax law, court judgments and HMRC guidance as well as clients’ financial accounts, legal agreements, contracts, marketing material and tax advisory reports (from other advisers) and identifying / extracting the key relevant points
  • Drafting emails, letters and reports advising clients in respect of Indirect Tax issues / opportunities

Person Specification

  • Minimum of a 2.2 degree, attained or expected in any degree with preference for Law, Languages, Humanities, History, Journalism, or Philosophy.
  • Minimum of 112 UCAS points (2017 tariff), from three A Levels (excluding general studies), or equivalent

Personal Attributes

  • Inquisitive
  • Listens and absorbs information
  • Clear and concise communicator
  • Distils information from numerous sources to identify key points
  • Effective written communicator
  • Proficient with MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
  • Takes responsibility and completes tasks on time
  • Attention to detail and completes written work to a high standard
  • Uses initiative to increase efficiency
  • Works well as part of a team and keep others informed of progress
  • Able to cope with the pressure of high and varying workloads
  • Keen to develop own potential and willing to take advice
  • Drive, personal effectiveness and resilience
  • Flexible in approach to work and willing to learn new skills
  • Focusses on the task at hand
  • Quick learner
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